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  • Cockroach in Baltic amber (~35 million years old)
  • Giant hissing cockroach (male with horns)
  • Cockroach, Carboniferous of France (~305 million years old)
  • Baby cockroaches
  • Oldest fossil insect known (~410 million years old), microscope slide
  • Oldest fossil insect known, microscope view
  • Termites, hissing cockroach, praying mantid
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    • 1. Cockroaches: From the beginningWith Ed Baker and David Nicholson,Entomology and Paleontology DepartmentsFor more information visit: www.nhm.ac.uk/naturelive
    • 2. www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curationfor more information about our sciencewww.nhm.ac.uk/nature-livefor more information about future and past Nature Liveevents
    • 3. Rhyniognatha hirstiRhynie Chert, AberdeenshireScotland~410Ma
    • 4. United States Department of Adamantios, wikipedia Agriculture